Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has once again ignited discussion about his entry into the electoral fray, saying that he would “reconsider” his decision. Addressing a presser on Monday, Thalaiva asserted that he will meet with members of his outfit Rajini Makkal Mandram officer bearers today and discuss whether he should enter politics or not.
The actor said 'questions' lingered among the Mandram functionaries on the forum's future.
RMM was previously considered a launch vehicle for the actor's political entry. However, last December the actor said he would not join politics and had cited factors like his health condition, him undergoing kidney transplant in 2016.
The actor, who returned from America days ago after a health check-up said, “Should the Makkal Mandram be continued and if so, what will be its functions and these are questions among the functionaries and fans.”
"There are also questions as to whether or not I am going to come to politics in future," he said, adding he would consult Mandram functionaries and then spell out the outcome of the deliberations.
On 3 December, 2020, the actor had said that he would launch his party in January 2021 ahead of the Assembly elections. However, during the last week of December last year, he did a u-turn and announced that he would not join politics.
Since then, several functionaries had joined political parties including the DMK.
With PTI inputs